The DE CoC Board consists of 11-21 members elected by the CoC voting membership. CoC Board members are responsible for governing on behalf of the DE CoC, leading the process by which the CoC sets strategic goals and priorities to address homelessness throughout the state.
2024 CoC Board Schedule
DE CoC Board Members
Dana Mitchell, Chair, New Castle County
Alexia Wolf, Office of Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long
Alice Davis, Delaware State Housing Authority
Brandy Nauman, Sussex County
Clarence Cummings, Mental Health Association in Delaware
Elizabeth McCourt, YWCA of Delaware
John Whitelaw, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc
Kim Brockenbrough, Community Volunteer
Kimberly Ellis, Easter Seals of Delaware
Kim Eppehimer, Friendship House
LaShyra Escobosa, Community Advocate
Lillian Harrison, Community Advocate
Paula Witcher, Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans
Renee Beaman, Division of State Service Centers
Stephen Metraux, University of Delaware CCRS
Susan Kent, Better Homes of Seaford
Sue Ryan, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Tyler Shade, Family Promise of Northern NCC
CoC Governance Charter & Policies
CoC Memorandums of Understanding
Collaborative Applicants coordinate and submit the annual CoC Consolidated Funding Application to HUD on behalf of the CoC. This agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Collaborative Applicant and CoC Planning Lead Agency, Housing Alliance Delaware, as designated by the DE-CoC.
The CoC must establish and operate, or designate, a centralized or coordinated assessment system that provides an initial, comprehensive assessment of the housing and services needs of individuals and families within the CoC. This agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Centralized Intake Lead Agency, Housing Alliance Delaware, as designated by the DE-CoC.
The CoC designates an HMIS system and HMIS Lead Agency to ensure compliance with HUD’s data collection, management, and reporting standards. This agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of the HMIS Lead Agency, Housing Alliance Delaware, as designated by the DE-CoC.
CoC Written Standards
The CoC is required to establish written standards for providing assistance that the CoC’s Coordinated Entry system (Centralized Intake Delaware) must follow when evaluating and referring potential program participants. At a minimum, the written standards must include:
Policies and procedures for evaluating individuals’ and families’ eligibility for assistance under the CoC Program
Policies and procedures for determining and prioritizing which eligible individuals and families will receive transitional housing assistance, rapid re-housing assistance, and permanent supportive housing assistance
Standards for determining what percentage or amount of rent each program participant must pay while receiving rapid re-housing assistance